EHSNA Press Release on the 2015 Famine in Ethiopia – EHSNA PR

Press release 12/8/2015

Ethiopia: A victim of recurring famine

Once again in recent memory, the people of Ethiopia have now been exposed to famine. Mother nature has also once again been blamed for this tragedy by the reckless Woyane as did the Derg’s and Emperor Haile Selassie’s governments They all refused to accept responsibility for poor agricultural planning despite repeated warning, well in advance, from the United Nations and other international authorities in the field. Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) now appeals to Ethiopians in diaspora worldwide and non–profit  organizations(NGO) to once again to rise up to the occasion and save these 17 million innocent lives many of whom are children. EHSNA intends to do

its part in this effort. Read in PDF

ክቡር አምባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታ አጭር የሕይወት ታሪክ

zewdeክቡር አምባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታ ... ሐምሌ 27 ቀን 2012 የኢትዮጵያ ውርስና ቅርስ ማሕበረሰብ ባደረገላቸው ጥሪ መሠረት በዕለቱ የክብር እንግዳ በመሆን ተገኝተው ለዝግጅታቸን ልዩ ድምቀት ክብር ሰጥተውት ነበር። በዚህም ጊዜ የግርማዊ ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ መንግሥት የተሰኘውን የመጨረሻ ያሳተሙትን መጽሃፋቸውን በዝግጅታችን ላይ ለተገኙት ታዳሚዎች አቅርበው ፊርማቸውን አኑረዋል። የኢትዮጵያ ውርስና ቅርስ ማሕበር በሰሜን አሜሪካ የአማባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታን ህልፈት በማስመልከት ለቤተሰቦቻቸውና ወዳጆቻቸው እንዲሁም ለመላው የኢትዮጵያ ሕዝብ ሐዘኑን እየገለጸ እግዚያብሔር መጽናናትን እንዲሰጥ ይመኛል።

 

የክቡር አምባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታ አጭር የሕይወት ታሪክ

 

አምባሳደር ዘውዴ ረታ በኢትዮጵያ የዘመን አቆጣጠር ነሐሴ 7 ቀን 1927 .. አዲስ አበባ ከተማ ውስጥ ተወለዱ

1933 እስከ 1945 .. ድረስ ቀድሞ ቀድሞ ደጃዝማች ገብረ ማርያም ይባል በነበረውና ኋላ ሊሴ ገብረማርያም ተብሎ በተሰየመው የፈረንሣይ ትምህርት ቤት የመጀመሪያውንና የሁለተኛ ደረጃ ትምህርታቸውን አከናውነዋል፡፡

1945 እስከ 1948 . በጋዜጣና ማስታወቂያ መሥሪያ ቤት የቤተመንግሥት ዜና ጋዜጠኛና በራዲዮ ዜና አቅራቢነት አገልግለዋል

1948 እስከ 1952 . በፓሪስ የጋዜጠኝነት ሞያ በማጥናት በዲፕሎማ ተመረቁ

1952 እስከ 1954 . የኢትዮጵያ ድምፅ ጋዜጣና የመነን መጽሔት ዲሬክተር

1954 እስከ 1955 . የኢትዮጵያ ሬዲዮ የብሔራዊ ፕሮግራም ዲሬክተር

1955 እስከ 1958 . የኢትዮጵያ ወሬ ምንጭ ዋና ዲሬክተር

1958 እስከ 1960 . የማስታወቂያ ሚኒስቴር ረዳት ሚኒስትር

1960 እስከ 1962 . የኢትዮጵያ ዜና አገልግሎት ድርጅት ዋና ሥራ አስኪያጅ

1956 እስከ 1962 . የፓን አፍሪካ ኒውስ ኤጀንሲ ማኅበር ፕሬዚዳንት

1962 እስከ 1967 . ወደ ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ተዛውረው

 

በፓሪስ የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ ሚኒስትር ካውንስር

የውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር /ሚኒስቴር

በሮም እና በቱኒዚያ የኢትዮጵያ ንጉሠ ነገሥት አምባሳደር ሆነው አገልግለዋል

 

በጠቅላላው በቀዳማዊ ኃይለሥላሴ ዘመነ መንግሥት የሀያ ሁለት ዓመታት አገልግሎት ካበረከቱ በኋላ በወታደራዊው አስተዳደር ዘመን 1967 . ጀምሮ ስደተኛ ሆነው በአውሮፓ በቆዩበት ዘመን በሮም የኢንተርናሽናል ድርጅት ውስጥ (IFAD) ለአሥራ ሦስት ዓመታት በፕሮቶኮልና በመንግሥታት ግንኙነት ጉዳይ ኃላፊ ሆነው ሠርተዋል፡፡

1959 . ጋብቻቸውን መሥርተው ከሕግ ባለቤታቸው ከወይዘሮ ገሊላ ተፈራ ጋር ሦስት ልጆችን አፍርተዋ። ከንጉሠ ነገሥቱ መንግሥት የምኒልክ የመኮንን ደረጃና የኢትዮጵያ የክብር ኮከብ አዛዥ መኮንን ኒሻን ተሸልመዋል፡፡ እንዲሁም ከአፍሪካ ከእስያና ከአውሮፓ በድምሩ ከሀያ ሁለት አገሮች የታላቅ መኮንን ደረጃ ኒሻኖች ተሸልመዋል፡፡ ከዚህ ቀደም 1945 እና 1946 . አራት ቲያትሮችን አዘጋጅተዋል። 1992 . የኤርትራ ጉዳይ፣ 1997 . ተፈሪ መኮንን በቅርቡም የቀድሞ ኃይለሥላሴ መንግሥት የተሰኙትን መጻሕፍቶች ለንባብ አብቅተዋል፡

PRESS RELEASE ON THE LOSS OF MULUGETA LULE – EHSNA PR

151014-mulugeta-lule-03October 14th, 2015

Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is deeply saddened by the loss of the veteran

journalist Ato Mulugeta Lule, who passed away on October 4th, 2015 at the age of 75. He was a

supporter, valuable advisor and a true believer in the missions and goals of EHSNA. He was humble

enough to render his service without seeking public credit.

Mulugeta Lule was a contemporary outstanding novelist of the 70s standing tall among the iconic figures

of the time. He was a general manager for Ethiopian Press Department that published state owned

newspapers including the Ethiopian Herald, Addis Zemen & Yezarietu Ethiopia.

It is a documented fact that Mulugeta was forcefully fired from his position, along with other veteran

journalists, by the current government soon after it came to power in 1991. Upon their departure from

the Ministry of Information, Mulugeta and his friends launched an independent magazine which closely

monitored the activities of the current government and exposed to the Ethiopian public, which was their

ethical duty as professional journalist.

The pressure by the government eventually forced Mulugeta and most of his friends to leave Ethiopia

and come to the United States in the mid 90’s. Mulugeta became an influential personality due to the

major contributions he made to his Ethiopian community in Diaspora making use of his political and

social skills. In particular he will be remembered as a pillar in the Ethiopian community for his

contribution he made to establish an independent media to serve Ethiopia from abroad.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America, we

express our heartfelt condolence to Mulugeta Lule’s family, friends and fans. He will be truly missed for

his love and contributions to beloved Ethiopia.

Rest in Peace Mulugeta!!

EHSNA Public Relations

PRESS RELEASE ON THE LOSS OF MULUGETA LULE – EHSNA PR

151014-mulugeta-lule-03October 14th, 2015

Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is deeply saddened by the loss of the veteran

journalist Ato Mulugeta Lule, who passed away on October 4th, 2015 at the age of 75. He was a

supporter, valuable advisor and a true believer in the missions and goals of EHSNA. He was humble

enough to render his service without seeking public credit.

Mulugeta Lule was a contemporary outstanding novelist of the 70s standing tall among the iconic figures

of the time. He was a general manager for Ethiopian Press Department that published state owned

newspapers including the Ethiopian Herald, Addis Zemen & Yezarietu Ethiopia.

It is a documented fact that Mulugeta was forcefully fired from his position, along with other veteran

journalists, by the current government soon after it came to power in 1991. Upon their departure from

the Ministry of Information, Mulugeta and his friends launched an independent magazine which closely

monitored the activities of the current government and exposed to the Ethiopian public, which was their

ethical duty as professional journalist.

The pressure by the government eventually forced Mulugeta and most of his friends to leave Ethiopia

and come to the United States in the mid 90’s. Mulugeta became an influential personality due to the

major contributions he made to his Ethiopian community in Diaspora making use of his political and

social skills. In particular he will be remembered as a pillar in the Ethiopian community for his

contribution he made to establish an independent media to serve Ethiopia from abroad.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America, we

express our heartfelt condolence to Mulugeta Lule’s family, friends and fans. He will be truly missed for

his love and contributions to beloved Ethiopia.

Rest in Peace Mulugeta!!

EHSNA Public Relations

Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) will be holding its 5th annual cultural summer festival

 

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For Immediate Release – July 10, 2015
Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) 2015

The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 5th annual cultural and inheritance summer festival in Washington, DC. Our festival will take place Sunday July 26th at Multisport Facility in Georgetown University. We would like every Ethiopian and friends of Ethiopia to join us for this unique and memorable event.

EHSNA is once again ready to promote and celebrate the Ethiopian rich culture, tradition, diversity and heritage. This family oriented event will feature a multifaceted activity that is geared to actively engage and please guests of all ages while children and their parents will remain the focus. However, as in the past four events, we will pay particular attention to the youth and continue to keep our promise to empower them with a motto “Your Roots Produce Your Fruits.”

EHSNA’s aims to preserve the Ethiopian culture, celebrate her identity, strengthening the community and connecting Ethiopians from all walks of life, irrespective of their religious or political background, remains a paramount goal.

What is particularly unique about this year’s event is the fact that EHSNA, in collaboration with Ethiopian churches, mosques and the Ethiopian community at large, will dedicate the event in commemoration of those Ethiopians who had been mercilessly beheaded by ISIS in Libya due to their unblemished belief in Christianity and for those others who were brutally attacked in South Africa in conjunction with Xenophobia. We will also remember the parents and the extended family members of these victims who are in great grief. However, July 26 memorial service will be a happy celebration and featured with prayer, poetry, drama, lecture and so on.

We would like to invite and encourage every Ethiopian and friends of Ethiopia to join us in this unforgettable, extraordinary memorial event.  At the same time, you will get a chance to visit a variety food and dry goods vendors as part of the event.
Finally, we continue to invite Ethiopians, throughout United States and Canada, who may be interested to join EHSNA, in capacity of members or volunteers, to help build and strengthen the organization and thereby serve the Ethiopian community. For more information, please visit our website at: www.ehsna.org/ or email us at: pr@ehsna.org
Additional corporate sponsors are needed. Vendors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible since only limited spaces are left.

EHSNA Marks the 119th Victory Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa – EHSNA

EHSNAlogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 02/09/2015

EHSNA Marks the 119th Victory Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa

 

The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) will be marking the 119th monumental victory anniversary of the Battle of Adwa in which the Ethiopian army led by Emperor Minilik II defeated the invading Italian army on March 1, 1896.

 

EHSNA will celebrate the Victory of Adwa in honor and recognition of the Ethiopian masses who, under the leadership of Emperor Minilik II fought and defeated the Italian invaders who had provoked this war and came with intent to colonize Ethiopia. It will be remembered that in March 1896 Ethiopians had fought and died in unity regardless of ethnicity to keep Ethiopia a free and independent country. This was the period when colonialism, under European powers had flourished throughout Africa and Ethiopia was one of the independent countries which had never been colonized.

 

The victory of the Battle of Adwa has been a noteworthy factor in the history of Ethiopia. EHSNA celebrates the fact that Ethiopia, under the leadership of Emperor Minilik II totally decimated the invading Italian army in the Battle of Adwa, made her a symbol of independence and a pride for black people around the world. It is no wonder that the colors of the Ethiopia’s flag [Green, Yellow and Red] have been adopted by many African countries after they gained independence. Its influence on the concepts of racial and gender equality can’t be minimized either.

 

As in the past, the Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is again ready organizing an event for the fourth time to be held on Sunday March 1st, 2015 at the Civic Building, One Veteran Place in Silver Spring, MD (Heart downtown of Silver Spring) to commemorate the 119th Anniversary Battle of Adwa and its influence on the concepts of racial and gender equality.

 

Historians and scholars have been invited to speak about the battle and its significance as a turning point in the histories and heritages of Ethiopia, Africa, Europe and America. In addition, various entertaining programs including a showcase of Live cultural music by young Ethio-American Students Traditional Eskista (Dance) Group led by Thomas Young, an African American artist who mastered the unique art of the body movement of Ethiopian traditional dancer. In addition, a short drama and others will be included in the event to magnificence the commemoration of the 119th victory anniversary of Adwa.

 

EHSNA will also, at this event memorialize the historic and pioneer Etege Tayitu Hotel in Addis Ababa, which was part of Ethiopian heritage but was recently destroyed by arson. A similar memorization will be held for the legendary public library “Wemezeker” which had served many scholars since its opening in 1944. As you may already be aware, valuable and ancient historical books and other chronological manuscripts, documents and related collections of this national library were recently sold out to foreigners.

 

EHSNA strongly encourages all Ethiopians, Ethio-Americans and friends of Ethiopia to join us in celebrating the 119th Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa.

 

For your convenience the event will be FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING. For more information please visit our main website (www.ehsna.org) or call us @ 202-596-1964.

EHSNA Marks the 119th Victory Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa – EHSNA

EHSNAlogoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 02/09/2015

EHSNA Marks the 119th Victory Anniversary of the Battle of Adwa

 

The Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) will be marking the 119th monumental victory anniversary of the Battle of Adwa in which the Ethiopian army led by Emperor Minilik II defeated the invading Italian army on March 1, 1896.

 

EHSNA will celebrate the Victory of Adwa in honor and recognition of the Ethiopian masses who, under the leadership of Emperor Minilik II fought and defeated the Italian invaders who had provoked this war and came with intent to colonize Ethiopia. It will be remembered that in March 1896 Ethiopians had fought and died in unity regardless of ethnicity to keep Ethiopia a free and independent country. This was the period when colonialism, under European powers had flourished throughout Africa and Ethiopia was one of the independent countries which had never been colonized.

 

The victory of the Battle of Adwa has been a noteworthy factor in the history of Ethiopia. EHSNA celebrates the fact that Ethiopia, under the leadership of Emperor Minilik II totally decimated the invading Italian army in the Battle of Adwa, made her a symbol of independence and a pride for black people around the world. It is no wonder that the colors of the Ethiopia’s flag [Green, Yellow and Red] have been adopted by many African countries after they gained independence. Its influence on the concepts of racial and gender equality can’t be minimized either.

 

As in the past, the Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA) is again ready organizing an event for the fourth time to be held on Sunday March 1st, 2015 at the Civic Building, One Veteran Place in Silver Spring, MD (Heart downtown of Silver Spring) to commemorate the 119th Anniversary Battle of Adwa and its influence on the concepts of racial and gender equality.

 

Historians and scholars have been invited to speak about the battle and its significance as a turning point in the histories and heritages of Ethiopia, Africa, Europe and America. In addition, various entertaining programs including a showcase of Live cultural music by young Ethio-American Students Traditional Eskista (Dance) Group led by Thomas Young, an African American artist who mastered the unique art of the body movement of Ethiopian traditional dancer. In addition, a short drama and others will be included in the event to magnificence the commemoration of the 119th victory anniversary of Adwa.

 

EHSNA will also, at this event memorialize the historic and pioneer Etege Tayitu Hotel in Addis Ababa, which was part of Ethiopian heritage but was recently destroyed by arson. A similar memorization will be held for the legendary public library “Wemezeker” which had served many scholars since its opening in 1944. As you may already be aware, valuable and ancient historical books and other chronological manuscripts, documents and related collections of this national library were recently sold out to foreigners.

 

EHSNA strongly encourages all Ethiopians, Ethio-Americans and friends of Ethiopia to join us in celebrating the 119th Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa.

 

For your convenience the event will be FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING. For more information please visit our main website (www.ehsna.org) or call us @ 202-596-1964.

Ethiopian Heritage Society Wraps Up 4th Fest – EHSNA

10464072_879672405380860_8688940243793223383_n.jpgThe Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA), held its fourth annual event successfully.
The Civic Building in Silver Spring Maryland was full to three-fourth of its capacity when the 4th Annual Heritage Festival was opened on Friday, July 25th, 2014. All sections of members of the Ethiopian community, young and old, women and men, kids and teenagers were in attendance.

Once dignitaries and invited guests took their seats, the MC opened the show with a recital of Bedilu Wakjira’s poem entitled, “What does a Country Mean” followed by the welcoming speech of the president of the Society, Mr. Abebe Hailu. The Friday event was covered with some light music, art, poetry and brief speeches from honorees as well as special guests. Captain Guta Dinka, one of the special guests, profoundly narrated the circumstances surrounding the assassination conspiracy on the life of Nelson Mandela, and how he was able to foil the assassination. Captain Guta concluded his speech by giving a short advice, “we will all ultimately die, but our deed stays behind as our legacy, and therefore, we should never jeopardize our history and the honor of our country.”

Following the Captain, young artist, Ezra Woube, showed a video depicting his art. His art consisted of Ethiopian folktales which were presented in forms of art that was recorded in real-time and resembled animation when being played for the audience. The audience loved it, laughing, and clapping whenever a nostalgic image of back home would come on the screen.

It was then the turn of, Human Rights activists, Obang Metho to deliver his keynote speech, and as usual, Obang made a moving and inspirational speech about the type of Ethiopia we should bestow upon our heirs. Democratic state delegate Tom Hucker gave a brief speech and thanked the Ethiopian community, and made future promises to engage the Ethiopian the community with facility funding and building.

On the second day, 26th, a fruitful and lively panel discussion was held at the Residence Inn at Marriot Hotel in Rosylin, Virginia where Fitawurari Mekonne Dori, Mr. Fekade Shewakena, and Mr. Obang Metho spoke and the renowned lawyer Mr. Shakespeare Feyissa facilitated the discussion.

In the afternoon session, the event was held at the scenic Georgetown University Multi-Sport Complex, in Washington D.C where adult and kids sport activities took place with some Ethiopian and reggae music. From local Ethiopian singers, Seyoum Moges was featured with the newly organized band comprising keyboardist Daniel Weldegebriel and saxophonist Felke Yenesew.

On closing day, the 27th, the outdoor activities continued as they did on Saturday, with more entertainment featured. The cultural group, Kignit, performed Ethiopian traditional dances, and following them young Ethiopian Americans, displayed stunning cultural show which included a short drama and dance which incorporated the various Ethiopian cultural. Towards the end of the night, featured entertainers such as Tigist Fantahun, Tsegaye Eshetu, and Shambel Belayneh, and they were accompanied by adorable Ethiopian kids proudly dancing next to the stage.

The annual EHSNA honorees were given their awards; Nahom Marie for his extraordinary academic achievement, Zone 9 Bloggers as an unsung heroes fighting for freedom of expression, and Laureate Tsegaye Gebremedhin for his contribution to the advancement of humanity and Ethiopian culture and history.

For the rest of the year, the EHSNA intends continue with the annual strategy and goals outlined at the beginning of the year. To recall the goals once more, they include establishing an Ethiopian community center, creating funding schemes, building stronger ties with Ethiopian based organizations, and building lasting sponsorships.

These three strategy outline are designed to work towards a longer goal the EHSNA has continuously reiterated. This is goal is building a permanent institution and service center at the heart of the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area. This intuition would be catered to the Ethiopian community giving a variety of services of which the community is in demand of. We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us host a successful event.

Please send us your opinions and better yet become a member and help build your community. By being part of the EHSNA, you are directly building your community. The EHSNA has always had an open policy to work directly with the community, so we would like to hear from you.

For more info, visit www.ehsnaor.org, or share your views via ehsnapr@gmail.com

Ethiopian Heritage Society Wraps Up 4th Fest – EHSNA

10464072_879672405380860_8688940243793223383_n.jpgThe Ethiopian Heritage Society in North America (EHSNA), held its fourth annual event successfully.
The Civic Building in Silver Spring Maryland was full to three-fourth of its capacity when the 4th Annual Heritage Festival was opened on Friday, July 25th, 2014. All sections of members of the Ethiopian community, young and old, women and men, kids and teenagers were in attendance.

Once dignitaries and invited guests took their seats, the MC opened the show with a recital of Bedilu Wakjira’s poem entitled, “What does a Country Mean” followed by the welcoming speech of the president of the Society, Mr. Abebe Hailu. The Friday event was covered with some light music, art, poetry and brief speeches from honorees as well as special guests. Captain Guta Dinka, one of the special guests, profoundly narrated the circumstances surrounding the assassination conspiracy on the life of Nelson Mandela, and how he was able to foil the assassination. Captain Guta concluded his speech by giving a short advice, “we will all ultimately die, but our deed stays behind as our legacy, and therefore, we should never jeopardize our history and the honor of our country.”

Following the Captain, young artist, Ezra Woube, showed a video depicting his art. His art consisted of Ethiopian folktales which were presented in forms of art that was recorded in real-time and resembled animation when being played for the audience. The audience loved it, laughing, and clapping whenever a nostalgic image of back home would come on the screen.

It was then the turn of, Human Rights activists, Obang Metho to deliver his keynote speech, and as usual, Obang made a moving and inspirational speech about the type of Ethiopia we should bestow upon our heirs. Democratic state delegate Tom Hucker gave a brief speech and thanked the Ethiopian community, and made future promises to engage the Ethiopian the community with facility funding and building.

On the second day, 26th, a fruitful and lively panel discussion was held at the Residence Inn at Marriot Hotel in Rosylin, Virginia where Fitawurari Mekonne Dori, Mr. Fekade Shewakena, and Mr. Obang Metho spoke and the renowned lawyer Mr. Shakespeare Feyissa facilitated the discussion.

In the afternoon session, the event was held at the scenic Georgetown University Multi-Sport Complex, in Washington D.C where adult and kids sport activities took place with some Ethiopian and reggae music. From local Ethiopian singers, Seyoum Moges was featured with the newly organized band comprising keyboardist Daniel Weldegebriel and saxophonist Felke Yenesew.

On closing day, the 27th, the outdoor activities continued as they did on Saturday, with more entertainment featured. The cultural group, Kignit, performed Ethiopian traditional dances, and following them young Ethiopian Americans, displayed stunning cultural show which included a short drama and dance which incorporated the various Ethiopian cultural. Towards the end of the night, featured entertainers such as Tigist Fantahun, Tsegaye Eshetu, and Shambel Belayneh, and they were accompanied by adorable Ethiopian kids proudly dancing next to the stage.

The annual EHSNA honorees were given their awards; Nahom Marie for his extraordinary academic achievement, Zone 9 Bloggers as an unsung heroes fighting for freedom of expression, and Laureate Tsegaye Gebremedhin for his contribution to the advancement of humanity and Ethiopian culture and history.

For the rest of the year, the EHSNA intends continue with the annual strategy and goals outlined at the beginning of the year. To recall the goals once more, they include establishing an Ethiopian community center, creating funding schemes, building stronger ties with Ethiopian based organizations, and building lasting sponsorships.

These three strategy outline are designed to work towards a longer goal the EHSNA has continuously reiterated. This is goal is building a permanent institution and service center at the heart of the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area. This intuition would be catered to the Ethiopian community giving a variety of services of which the community is in demand of. We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us host a successful event.

Please send us your opinions and better yet become a member and help build your community. By being part of the EHSNA, you are directly building your community. The EHSNA has always had an open policy to work directly with the community, so we would like to hear from you.

For more info, visit www.ehsnaor.org, or share your views via ehsnapr@gmail.com

Captain Guta Dinka: The Man that Foiled Nelson Mandela’s Assassination. – EHSNA PR

The Ethiopian Heritage Society of North America (EHSNA) would like to invite you all to come and celebrate with us, Captain Guta Dinka, who will be our special guest as part of our annual heritage program. The story of Captain Guta Dinka is a remarkable story that must be told for generations. His instrumental role in saving Nelson’s Mandela’s life from assassination is a striking story that every Ethiopian should be proud of, and should be etched in Ethiopia’s history forever.

As the tyrannical apartheid government became increasingly vicious in its crackdown against dissent, the young Nelson Mandela had secretly travelled to Ethiopia for military training. During his stay in Ethiopia, two men were covertly assigned to protect him. Of these two men assigned to protect him was 35 year old Captain Guta Dinka who was selected out of 4000 police officers. Nelson Mandela was purposely made unaware of their assignment for security reasons, and during his training, the two assigned officers would keep an eye on him from afar looking for potential dangers.

Then one day, Captain Guta Dinka was approached by a couple of foreigners who attempted to bribe him into helping them assassinates Nelson Mandela. They offered $2000.00 and  gave him detailed instructions. Captain Dinka patiently listened to their proposition, and reported them to his superior officer the next day, upon which the two foreigners were immediately apprehended and deported from Ethiopia.

Captain Guta Dinka’s simple act of duty is exemplary. His actions reflect duty, integrity, and honor which has always been the ideal Ethiopian trait. At a time where these traits have been largely forgotten in out society, it is imperative that we appreciate and honor a rare gem. So come and celebrate with us and hear his personal account of how the assassination was foiled.

The EHSNA is honored to have him as our special guest at out 4th Annual Summer Festival that will be held from July 25th to the 27th. Captain Guta Dinka will be our special guest along with our guests of honors for this year. They will all present at the opening ceremony which will be held at 1 Veterans’ Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland on Friday July 25th, 2014 from 5pm, and for our two day events will be held at Georgetown University Sport Complex where there will be entertainment, food, and sports.

 

 

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